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what is happening in the united states with a wary eye, cnn international anchor jim clancy is with me now. jim, this is such a hyper-focused american problem and yet it's really a problem for the whole world. >> it definitely is. if mitch mcconnell is looking for a dance partner. the united states is the dance partner for the entire world. the markets hate uncertainty what they hate even more is steering abject failure square in the face. those markets are going to open up in four or five hours' time we should see some limited reaction in asia. but perhaps not yet. it's still uncertain what is going to happen here. there's a huge stake. everyone realizes. europe has got its problems. germany starting to feel the effects of the global, of the downturn in europe. china, cutting its growth forecasts, india doing the same. the last thing anyone on the world stage needs right now is for the u.s. to start sliding back into recession. but you know, let's be clear here. that's, that would take some time. there would still be time for some kind of a deal. but it's the uncertainty that is reall
duck session of congress. >> or, jim, as they call the grand bargain or the big deal. are those days dead given where we are? we really aren't going to be very different in this new congress. most of the congress felt that they were left out of these negotiations. it's all about the leadership anyway. >> one of the ironies is that the republicans left on the table what would have been a much more advantageous deal more than a year ago and the president was bending to a far greater extent. they spurned that and boxed into a corner and now tomorrow you'll have the president sunning in hawaii while john boehner is trying to twist some arms to get reelected speaker when the republicans meet. but one should also note here in that list, one thing i think you left out and surely unintentionally is what's going to happen for payroll taxes. for the average person, you're going to pay about a thousand dollars more and that's a lot of money for people to maybe $40,000, to $50,000 a year. you could argue they are losers here, too. >> we're going to do a whole segment on that later in the program
[ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> yeah, it's "the stephanie miller show." this is chris. that is jim. >> chris is sick as a dog and stephanie's not here. >> it will be a wonderful show today. we only had a day off the fiscal cliff. so there's that. representative john boehner told senator reid to go f himself. twice. >> really? >> according to the folks at politico. so i'm shush we'll be talking about that if stephanie gets here. hoping and praying she gets here. happy new year to everyone out there. yeah, jacki schechner -- >> happy new year. >> happy new year to you too. >> some things don't change. you like to step all over my news before i start. >> oh, geez, did i do that? oh god! okay. there's stephanie. >> stephanie: happy new year. >> let's go to jacki schechner in the current news year. >> whatever, steph. thanks for joining us! good morning everyone. happy new year to you. not only did congress wait until the very last minute to come to a deal to stave off the fiscal cliff but by all accounts,
was inside. that was the store's owner, jim butler. they got into an altercation inside the business and philip was eventually shot. philip eventually collapsed in the parking lot. he had been having difficulties with people breaking into the stores and this time he happened to be there when it happened. philip had a vast criminal record including theft and various drug offenses. so far no charges have been filed in this case. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> there were two separate christmas day shootings. what happened on druid park lake drive. officers found a male suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg. no word as to a suspect or a possible motive. there's a shooting in west baltimore. and now was found with a gunshot wound to his upper body. no word this morning on his condition. we have an update on a christmas eve double shooting in east baltimore. one of the victims has been identified. he was shot multiple times and later died at the hospital. a second victim walked into a local hospital with gunshot wounds to her stomach. she is expected to recover. >> president obama is c
down the hatches. >> i'm sorry, jim. i to be the subsidy to pbs. i like pbs. i love big bird. bought us binders full of women. >> governor, we also have fewer horses and bayon i don't know i don't know nets. >> big bird. >> binders. >> i just called president obama to congratulate him. >> i congratulated him and paul ryan on a hard fought campaign. >> i prey that the president will successf fuful in guiding nation. >> we are an american family and we rise or fall together. the task of perfecting our union moves forward. >>> tonight we are celebrating the year in the news, the winnersnd the losers, the person of the year and we will handout the donald trump award to the person who has embarrassed him or herself the most this year. all right. let's start with the most valuable player of the 2012 presidential campaign. alex wagner, the most valuable player of the 2012 campaign. >> in my book, it's david pluf. i think this is a line in the sand for american campaign politics. i think, you know, you said beginnings of what with dean and certainly obama .10. >> crystal, most valuable player o
meteorologist jim dickey is tracking that storm. jim, who is going to get it first? >> seeing the snow right now already across southern illinois and southern, indiana. with the storm, not packing the punch that its predecessor did but still a wide swath of snow across the ohio valley spreading its way north and eastward and then the cold front with the system putting down substantial rainfall. good news is nothing in the way of severe weather reports or reports of damage like we saw with the storm the day after christmas. moves east ward and the heavy rain tracking into the florida panhandle right now. reds and yellows marking the heaviest precipitation. with that further northward sold air in place. the heaviest band of snow the darking blue shade stretches from indianapolis down south of st. louis and that will move north and eastward as we head through the night. the first moves into pennsylvania and weakened and then transfer energy to a system that is going to roll up the coast but that happens too late for this to be a major snowmaker for most of us here. a wide swath of snow from the sto
now. mike, how much support does the speaker have right now to stay in that position? >> you know, jim, that's a great question. there's been a lot of speculation over the last couple days. after all that turmoil yesterday, where there was a back and forth, a question whether house republicans would go along with the overwhelming bipartisan vote, there were republicans very angry about that vote, they didn't think it had enough spending cuts in it to match enough tax hikes, and they hesitated. in the end, speaker john boehner had to put it on the floor that angered a lot of republicans. newscast his number two, eric cantor, the majority leader voted no, and john boehner voted yes on final passage. now, jim, tomorrow is the formally election of the speaker. he's already been nominated. usually a formality. we have no reason to believe otherwise. but you've got to believe that somewhere down the line, he may be weak end here. that's why he's already looking forward to another fiscal clive. >> let's go back to the sandy spending bills. how did something like this happen? a lot of people a
that really matter. >> very niecely and simply put. >> exercising more, too. >>> jim? >>> a couple of those sound family to me. when we come back on "news4 at 4," should sperm donors have to pay child support? we have an unusual court battle shaping up. >>> four words that left her outraged, the insult a woman found written on her ticket when [ male announcer ] when your business is powered by verizon, you can do more business per second. and with more reliable internet, that's more per second. and with a dedicated line, it's more per second. and with an additional line, it's more... table for 15? [ male announcer ] ...per second. but most importantly, it's more... mmm! [ male announcer ] ...per second. get verizon high-speed internet and phone for just $84.99 a month when you sign up online with a two-year price guarantee. plus a $200 verizon visa pre-paid card and an additional line included. verizon. >>> welcome back. >> the stock market rallied today on news of the deal to pull the nation away from the fiscal cliff, but there are signs that investors' relief may not last long. >>> house
investment portfolio. jim awad, a longtime manager. sean egan knows a thing or two about credit ratings, the founder of an independent rating agency not paid by the corporate issuers that it rates. sean, your firm was quick to downgrade the u.s. credit rating last year. if we go over the cliff or lawmakers reach some sort of watered-down compromise, will you downgrade america again? >> no. our take on it is that it's a very positive sign that the government is wrestling with the immediate problem of the budget deficit. it was $1.4 trillion last year. it's probably going to come in at about $1.2 trillion for the current year. so we view this whole wrangling as a positive, that it's the first step to solving a problem is recognizing it. most people in washington and throughout the country are recognizing the immediate problem of the federal budget deficit. >> that is a remarkably glass-half-full view of the world, sean. i appreciate that. let me take a look at world borrowing costs. this is a gauge of how investors feel about a given country. sovereign debt. if you're buying bonds of a co
there. our coverage continues with accuweather and meteorologist jim dicky. good morning, jim. >> good morning. our next storm system taking shape through the day. in the form of two storms. one area of low pressure rolling out of the gulf of mexico, bringing rain to the lower mississippi valley. stronger storms in the afternoon in southern louisiana. and a weak area of low pressure tracks its way out of the midwest, bringing light snow across the great lakes. the two combine forces here. through the night, we'll see 1 to 3 inches in the ohio valley. brandi and muhammad, back to you. >>> in pasadena, california, not only are the stanford cardinals and the wisconsin badgers getting ready for tuesday's rose bowl game, workers are putting together the beautiful floats that will be in the tournament of roses parade. >> this is so cool to see in person behind the scenes. 41 floats will be part of the parade. these are really just the finishing touches. the work started on most of the floats after the rose parade back in january. yeah, they start then. amazingly, each float will be decorated
? a nasty winter storm hitting many states in recent days. jim cantore in mobile, alabama. twisters hit yesterday, quite a few, i think, right, jim? >> reporter: yeah. the storm prediction center says 34, our severe weather expert who tracks tornadoes and sees which are duplicated says 19. which for whatever it's worth is a record day for tornadoes on christmas. the previous record was 1969 with 12 tornadoes. guys, here's the deal. now we have tornado season in the middle of winter. and that seems to be what happens nowadays. you see behind me this church was pretty heavily damaged. look at the roof. two sections ripped off. then dropped below. and given the fact that this debris was just dropped off down here, i'm going to probably estimate these winds somewhere in the 90 to 100 mile-per-hour range. so probably ef-1, maybe ef-2 damage. they typically go along the tornado path and look at the damage to assess an actual rating if you will in terms of what that damage is. behind me, a lot of cleanup here on dauphin street. the crews will be cleaning the debris. you see the power lines han
at this point gone up about $8.90, $1,664.80 an ounce. by the way, we have jim o'neill coming up in just a moment. we also have pimco's mow hammel el-erian. >>> steve sedgwick is standing by in london right now. how are things standing by there? >> it's a very quiet session as we saw last week on the u.s. and the european incidentsies. despite the fact that the vix in the united states and the v-stocks and the various volatility measures on this side of the atlantic remain elevated. despite that, we're not seeing a lot of oscillation on the back of, as you said, the fiscal cliff and concerns that we may fall off. does that mean that people are getting complacent? they think even though we might not get a deal in the next 24 hours, we will get a deal fairly imminently. in the meantime, though, this is what we've got in terms of the major european indices. that will open and the germans will come to that in a few minutes' time it has been up year-to-date around about 6% and that makes the ftse 100 a real lagger compared with some of its european peers. a laggard, as well, compared to the c
there is always a bull market somewhere, and i promise to find it just for you, right here on "mad money." i'm jim cramer, and i will see you monday. done. it's the right thing to do for our families, for our businesses and for our entire economy. but the hour for immediate action is here. it is now. >> the president correctly says the time for immediate action is now. apparently not his immediate action, though, with the nation facing a crippling fiscal cliff in just three days, the president calls congressional leaders together and says, you fix it. no, he doesn't offer any new plan from the white house, no compromise. instead the president tells the senate to come up with a deal and the same senate that hasn't passed a budget in years. and the marks don't like it at all, 158 points now tanking and falling further in the after market and we'll have to see how asia opens on monday. it could be ugly. the headlines are falling fast and furious. we're all over it "the kudlow report" starts right now. >>> welcome. i'm michelle caruso-cabrera in for larry kudlow. a lot happened in just the last couple
ice. case in point, take a look at this from monroe county, michigan. jim swayze was walking his dogs when one of them went out on the ice and fell in. rescue crews were able to get man and best friend to safety. good to see. >> amazing. glad he made it out okay. >>> that monster winter storm is now being blamed for east 16 deaths. as heavy snow fell on pittsburgh, air travelers suffered through cancellations and lengthy delays. an american airlines plane ran over a snow patch in pittsburgh and got stuck on the runway for nearly three hours. wouldn't want to be on that flight. and one up to hit by hurricane sandy was under water once again. in sea bright, new jersey, heavy tide filled basements with flad waters several feet deep. and in the south, tornado survivors are cleaning up the damage as abc's matt gutman has this report. >> reporter: this video from a wall greens from here in mobile showing is very gut of a tornado. the wind first blasts around debris. then the funnel, dense with debr debris, begins sucking in cars, slamming them down. inside, this man in uniform, poking his h
. [ jim ] we raise our chickens cage-free. we're trying to make a better chicken. >>> a circuit court judge has granted the release of justin wolfe. he spent the last 11 years on death row. a federal judge threw out his murder for hire conviction and death sentence two years ago after finding the prosecution withheld evidence that might have cleared him. >> that same federal judge ordered him released by tomorrow and today a prince william county judge agreed. peggy fox has more now from manassas. >> reporter: justin wolfe gave his family a huge smile and there were tears of joy and hugs, all this after the judge here agreed with the federal judge and granted wolfe's release. >> i missed you so much. >> reporter: terri steinberg embraced her friends, family and legal team for their steadfast support in securing her son justin's release. >> it may be tomorrow justin will actually be breathing the same air, fresh air. >> reporter: justin wolfe information solitary confinement on death row for the past 11 years after his murder for hire conviction and death sentence in the killing of
stoned. jim spellman joins us. you were there for opening night. what was it like? >> it's a big celebration. it really marked the end of what they see as a civil rights struggle. to legalize marijuana, stop arresting people for this, stop using law enforcement resources. years they tried to get to this. so there was a lot of celebration and a sense of accomplishment. i was able to speak with a couple people there. >> you can not buy marijuana from the club, but you can bring marijuana, you can share marijuana, you can have others share with you. and you can associate with with others in private and disgreet environment. >> it's great to be able to exercise my vote to get together with my common man and express ourselves. >> reporter: it's really unclear exact exactly what these clubs will look like going forward, but last night they were starting to stretch their wings and find out what exactly the freedoms that they come with this amendment will look like. >> was this a big crowd, big turnout or not so much? >> not a huge crowd. honestly it was one of the events where the journ
on, he took on as his target, the speaker jim wright. that was the beginning of some of this polarization. it was a better time. since those last couple of decades, the institution has suffered from too much partisanship. >> before mr. gingrich, i would imagine he would argue the republican house members have spent decades in the wilderness and he was the one that found a way to bring them into the majority in the house. how do you balance the pluses and minuses? >> there is not any question that that effort to paint a picture of jim wright's service laid the foundation for a majority. that was a healthy thing. i do not believe it was a good thing -- we have been in that for far too long. appropriations committees work is where either you spend money or you do not. ideally, you are here to work with one another to be as responsive as possible to your own constituents and taxpayers. within the committee itself, the more we can talk to each other as individuals and human beings, the better off the institution will be. >> the kinds of organizations that track members' vo
on for years in iowa. my former colleague, jim leach and i had written about that. it is happening in california, arizona, and even a little in florida. that is part of the problem, because democrats, nationally, got more than 1 million more votes than republicans who ran for the house of representatives. yet they come into this with a 35-vote margin. there are some areas where in north carolina there were more votes for democrats than republicans, but there are only 27% of the representatives are democrats. that is part of the problem. it confuses the notion about mandates. after all, the allwon decisively. -- the president won decisively. the senate pickup ground. it does not sound like much of a national mandate to continue the policies of the republicans over the last decade or so. host: david is our next caller in ohio, republican. caller: good morning. being a regular person on a budget, i can only get the things i can pay for. i would love to be able to buy erraris or newr ou houses or all kinds of things they would love to have. due to my budget, i am not able to do that. t
, jim. caller: i'm calling from georgetown, texas. senator schumer proposed a $1 million cut off. reid and durbin did not go along with that. no entitlement cuts and we have $16 chilean debt and everybody -- $16 trillion debt and everybody keeps spending. don't we have to pay this debt down? host: the debt is $16.3 tr illion. another looming deadline. the treasury department can extend the deadline for the next month or two. part of the dynamics in the negotiations. front page of "the washington times." is the brink" cutline. host: harry reid had this to say on the senate floor. [video clip] >> the american people do not understand. the house is operating without the house of representatives. it is being operated with a dictatorship by the speaker. if the $250,000 would be brought would pass. speed brainer could've brought legislation to the house and it would have passed. host: gcomments by harry reid. the senate is in session today. bill has this point -- from "the national journal" -- the story is available online. "the president will have a strong hand to play over what to do about
back to "squawk box." we are just seconds away from weekly jobless claims and rick santelli and jim iuorio are standing by at the cme. you know, rick, whenever anyone compared to the cliff to t.a.r.p. i never really bought that. because t.a.r.p., i mean, the commercial paper markets were freezing up. it was -- i just don't think it's really the same thing, is it? it's not as front and center as that. and i -- we've talked about it so much, it's hard for me to believe the markets could just all of a sudden decide they're going to fall off a cliff like the fiscal cliff itself. what do you think, rick? >> no, i somewhat agree. i think the reason i brought it up, and i think i was one of the first to bring it up is, it just gives you a market impetus to get something done. but i think categorically they're nothing the same. t.a.r.p. was about some real issues. fiscal cliff is about being afraid, i think. >> let's do the numbers. >> 350,000 on initial jobless claims. that is definitely less than we were looking for. it's a dozen less than the revised number you're looking at last week. 3
they get there in the first place? >> well, that man you just saw harris jim swayze was walking four dogs. one of the dogs ran into the ice and fell through holding himself up with just front paws. jim swayze went after the dogs but the ice kept breaking away. he called 911. then called his cousin who is san animal control officer. the cousin's boyfriend showed up. went after the dog and right as he reached ice broke away. and he got stuck in the mud below and had to wait an hour for firefighters to arrive. listen. the big concern was the dog. they the dog had been in the without for why quite a while. the amount of time spent in the water is very short lived. you can't spent a lot of time in these cold temperatures and hope to survive. the rescue actually went pretty quickly. >> it went quickly but all tolled it still took an hour and a half before they pulled bart out of that water, harris. >> harris: that's a long time to be in the water. how is the dog doing? the hound dog is doing fine now. but bart is 11 years old. first the vet was very worried about him. they rapid him up in elect
of the democrats who voted no is virginia congressman jim moran who's with me now. thank you for being here. charles krauthammer said on the right this was a route for the ds. you disagree. >> normally when the far right and far left are in agreement, the middle makes the most sense. but not in this case. i think this is a very bad long-term deal for democratic priorities and thus for the president. because what we did was to take $3.9 trillion off the table permanently and set up three more fiscal cliffs over the next three months. the sequester, the debt ceiling, then the expiration of the appropriations bills. which will happen in march. and what it does is to say we will never bring in more than 15% of gdp. but we have never had a robust economy when federal spending wasn't about 20% of gdp. because you need that investment in research and innovation and education and skills training and so on. and what's going to happen is that interest on the debt is going to be greater than any of the programs that provide that kind of seed corn investment in our children's future. so that's what we
in mobile, alabama, on christmas day. destroying several homes. weather channel's jim cantore live for us in mobile and joins us now. obviously, the sun is out and completely different now but explain why the monster system brought such a different batch of unexpected weather to certain places. >> reporter: well, we haven't had any big cold air masses in the east. so, you know, unless the gulf which is our fuel source is cooled off by a cold front, we can just take it as much as we want and that's what this storm did. came down, scooped up moisture, got warm and the jet stream came over and tornadoes that caused damage. this is a parish here, this is a an episcopal church. looking at the roof damage. you see a couple pieces of roof gone. that's not too bad. look how massive the church is and the top layer here, completely twisted by the tornado. all right? so that's going to have to be removed and rebuilt in through here. trees, power lines, damaged throughout mobile. we may have a four to five-mile path here but alabama power have been out all evening and morning getting some 40,000 peop
." i'm jim cramer, and i'll see you tomorrow. >>> good evening. i'm michelle caruso-cabrera in for larry kudlow. this is "the kudlow report." speaker john boehner calls the house back into session for sunday night. that stokes investor hopes for a fiscal cliff deal and this coming just a few hours after harry reid's comments sent the dow into a tailspin. we have complete coverage in this developing story which is happening tonight as we speak. also, as supplies from the obama team, ep achieve lisa jackson stepping down. can the coal companies finally breathe a sigh of relief? guess what happened in britain when the uk banned handguns. the surprising result that could change the gun control debate. "the kudlow report" start ises right now. >>> the big news tonight, still the developments in washington on the fiscal cliff, eamon javers joins us with the details. >> good evening, meshel. capitol hill sources tell cnbc that congressional leaders are planning to go to the white house tomorrow to meet with president barack obama and it is not entirely clear at this point w
arm. coach jim hargbaugh confirmed today that smith will need surgery - whether now or after the playoffs - and that he does indeed risk further injury by trying to play through the injury. .smith officially listed as "doutbful" for sunday.but you can bet he's really "out" as the niners won't risk further injury before the playoffs. ------------------------ alex smith was a man that that was the game in which alex smith was nearly flawless. statistically, it was the best of his career. 18, 419 and three touchdowns. also it was the last fall gave that he would play. he suffered a concussion the following week and a loss of the job to call on kaepernick and we know the rest. the 49ers team now with the division title at stake if they do not want to overlook arizona. after all, why risk it? - the niners are 16 1/2 point favorites without smith to beat the cardinals and clinch the nfc west cardinals in their first meeting two months ago back alex smith was nearly flawless in the game - in fact statistically it was his best game ever going 18/19 for 232 yards and 3 touchdowns it w
. jim gillis is vice president of gulf intermodal services, a container trucking company. >> we've seen a dramatic increase in volumes and congestion as a result. >> reporter: what happens if they can't get all the goods out of the port? >> you have containers being held in yards around the houston area, specifically, so you're going to see stores are going to have problems stocking. >> reporter: negotiations between the international longshoremen's union and the shipping companies are deadlocked over a proposal to cut royalties paid to 15,000 dock workers for each ton of cargo they move. a shutdown would affect 15 ports on the east and gulf coasts, including new york, baltimore, miami and houston. the ports handle nearly 50% of all oceangoing container shipments to the united states. some estimate a shutdown could cost a billion dollars a day in delayed shipments and lost work along the supply chain. independent truck driver jose espinoza hauls shipments in and out of houston's port. >> next week, it means i'm going to be out of business. that's because if i don't work, i don't get pai
and stop this from happening. think about some of the senators were talking about. senator jim demint, a tea party favorite from south carolina, is retiring at the end of his term. he is going to head the heritage foundation. it might be good for him in his new position to be the person to stop the tax increases from going into the fact. -- into effect. is not like he is going to do it. but that is all it takes. guest: there is precedent for it. in the august debt ceiling crisis in 2011, the house approved on well in or unable to act. it was a deal with senator reid and senator mcconnell. it paved the way for the deal that actually lead us to where we are now. not saying that is equality deal, but it was located in the senate before -- a quality deal, but it was located in the senate before. guest: we ended up a fiscal cliff. that was not tax increase. if there is one thing that is important to republicans, it is taxes. this becomes a much more sensitive issue especially in the current environment. the debt ceiling, that is also important to the republican base. host: we are taking yo
election reporting for "the new york times" magazine and in talking to jim messina, campaign manager of the obama campaign, david axelrod, robert emanuel and ascii none, how the next four years under an obama presidency given that the house composition before less the same. >> most certainly going to be similar. >> uniformly very unfair, and other verses as a talking point, with the fever will break, that the american people as they vote for president obama for another four years will basically be voting against obstructionism. republicans would get the message and walk in a fashion towards the center. >> i can't see that happening at all. >> that's their talking point. >> are you any more optimistic? governor romney is supposed to the president being reenacted that their son joe waiting for him after he gets into office? >> now, i'm not. i wrote a story for "the new york times" magazine on governor romney and specifically his time as governor day. about three weeks ago or so. the basic piece concludes is i interviewed a number of people and particularly the more conservative house r
-800-flowers, jim mccann says that he has the fix for that. i am finding that the peak is in. they are all telling me about what things are all about, the number one or number two show in the country is the big bang theory, so we are all celebrating the geek. neil: this idea that if you have this business, very god common sense, i think they are looking for answers in all the wrong places. how do you invite them? >> i will tell you as a florist, it is good business being in an ability to help people and relationships. i have been a social worker, i have been a florist, and both have a common theme. i wrotea book about my discoveries about the thing that makes us unique on this planet, which is a core of the story. the matter what, everythi we do, whether it's the places we work with a service organizations that we might want to come in the sporng activities, we are all seeking out social intimacy. and if you are a hard-working and hardcharging geek of some success or not, you may not have the opportunity to meet someone, yet we are searching for that every day. neil: you have a lot of guys
for the times. talking to jim messina the campaign manager of the obama campaign and david axelrod and rahm emanuel and stephanie cutter and asking them you know, how would the next years under obama, given that the house composition -- >> is almost certainly going to be similar. >> how will things be different and uniformly their answer, in other words the talking point, was that the fever will break, that the american people if they vote for president obama for another four years will basically be voting against obstructionist and the republicans will get the message and they will walk in a sultry fashion toward the center of. >> i can see that happening at all. >> no, no and if that is her talking point and they are siding with the. >> are you optimistic to say that governor romney would have one that there is and you waiting for him after he gets into office? >> no, no i'm not and i wrote a story for "the new york times magazine" on governor romney and specifically on his kind of governor that appeared three weeks ago or so. the way that the piece concludes is by, i interviewed a number
learn this week the actor charles durning died in new york on monday. here's jim axelrod. >> reporter: known as the king of character actors charles durning appeared in more than 100 movies in a career that started in 1962. >> got to get you out of here! >> reporter: the crooked cop in "the sting." >> you're lieutenant william snyder? >> i don't know what's up? >> i know this is kind of quick, but that's how i am. >> reporter: the love-struck widower who proposes to dustin hoffman in "tootsie." >> i love to dance. >> reporter: but it was the over-the-top governor -- >> excuse me. >> reporter: and the bumbling nazi colonel in "to be or not to be" that earned him two oscar nominations in the early '80s. charles durning grew up poor in upstate new york. he left home at 16 before starting his theater career as an usher. world war ii interrupted that career. he was 21 years old on d-day when he was in the first wave to hit omaha beach, the only man in his unit to survive. he rarely spoke about that day, but recalled the landing at the national memorial day concert in 200
democratic primary over a guy named jim shannon. then came the biggest break of all, on the same today voters turned on elliot richardson. he was one of the few heroes of watergate. but the republicans dumped him in their primary in favor of a right wing businessman. only then was john kerry's path to the senate and all the prominence and all the opportunities that senate seat has afforded him, only then was that clear. in politics we tend to ridicule losers or ignore them. but john kerry's road back is a reminder of how arbitrary this game really is. all right, that does it for "the cycle." karen finney, you're in for martin bashir and it's all yours. >> all right. it's wednesday, december 26th. we hope you're having a wonderful holiday because the president's is about to end. boehner and the boys? what's the rush? ♪ >> first of all, we want to say merry christmas. >> president obama is cutting short his christmas break with the fiscal cliff looming large. >> the fiscal cliff gets closer. congress now has six days left to make a deal. >> aloha, hawaii. >> to my republican coll
such a political battle -- >> jim, talk to that. why do you guys have leverage? a lot of republicans on capitol hill say, look, we should too much blood on this tax fight but we are more than happy to bring the president to his knees over these budget wars in the next 60 to 90 days. explain why you guys have such good leverage. >> i think the leverage is pretty simple. we've given the president his tax increases on the rich. the rich people are saying more or however the president wants to say it. so that part is off the table. now we get to concentrate on the spending. this president has run trillion dollar deficits every single year and he's had no interest in trying to slow those down. i think over the next 60 days for republicans to win this battle, they're going to have to frame this issue in spending trillion dollar deficits in a $16.4 trillion total debt in this country. if we don't want to be greece, we have to do something about big spending now. >> nia, i want to give you the last word on all of this. we were talking about president obama's political legacy. how much do you think his
ahead, congressman jim mcdermott with the latest on the fiscal cliff negotiations. first, though, an american military hero has died, norman schwarzkopf passed away in florida yesterday. remember he was popularly known as stormin' norman and he was the u.s. general who led the 1991 operation "desert storm," which liberated kuwait from iraqi dictator saddam hussein, and you know, the 41 is ill and actually sent out a statement about the general late yesterday, when we're all thinking about 41, as well. schwarzkopf was 78. [ male announcer ] it's that time of year again. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. >>> welcome back to "squawk box" this morning. the g
are seeing just how valuable he is by watching a jim harbaugh ' as a team of play with our camera. >> and arizona is terrible as a perhaps an advantage >> it is the playoffs. they could not get a bi.. unless things go their way. >> jason, thank-you. and if by chance the 49ers lose and you need a way to brighten your spiritsthe bay area's favorite way to ring in the new year. is always with kron 4. spectacular fireworks. will all be on kron 4's new it is hosted by catherine heenan and gary radnich. kron 4's - new year's live. starts at 11-30 on new years eve. >> coming up the latest crime numbers from oakland. >> jacqueline: the satellite & radar with clear skies but those clouds are approaching that is moving towards the coast with rainfall and when is going to hit, coming up. >> tonight at six. the surging crime problem in oakland. it was a deadly year in the city. with more than 100- homicides. rapes. robberies. and burglaries. also on the rise. >> mayor jean quan >> i do not have the resources i wanted to. half. >> reporter: now. oakland's mayor and police chief are taking a ne
market. we'll talk about that and much more with chuck todd and jim cramer straight ahead. >>> what we'll all be watching, wearing and playing with in the months to come. >>> call me a mind reader. i can tell you one of the top stories of 2013. of course, it's going to be the birth of the duke and duchess of cambridge's baby. and coming up, we'll talk about the preparations under way at kensington palace for his or her arrival and what it will mean for the royal family. >> probably not going to cover that that much on this show. first let's head to the news desk and check in with andrea canning. happy new year. >> new year to you. and happy new year to you at home. >>> kelly o'donnell is on capitol hill this morning with all the details of the fiscal cliff. >> good morning and happy new year, andrea. frantic rush of negotiations leading through this holiday. there has been a breakthrough that could affect everyone's pocketbook, but it happened with time nearly running out. three hours before the midnight deadline and the vice president arrived on capitol hill. >> happy new year. did yo
-old daughter maxwell with the words "big sis." >>> in mobile, alabama, for us this morning, jim cantore. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. storm prediction center said we had as many as 34 tornadoes yesterday. average for the month of december is 26. church behind me here heavily damaged, two sections of the roof have been torn off and dropped below. christmas morning, that church was full of people and parishioners attending christmas service. power poles have been taken down as well. the last thing people in mobile expected on christmas day was to be cleaning up after a tornado. >> oh, my god! look at that. >> reporter: this was the scene in downtown mobile, alabama, late tuesday afternoon, a tornado touched down in the city of about 200,000. >> oh, wow! check that tornado out. it's been on the ground now for over a minute. >> reporter: the christmas day tornado damaged buildings, brought down trees, power lines and ripped through the wall of this church. workers in the area describe the scary moments. >> praying for everybody and everyone was kind of like in panic mode. >>
and happy new we are. i'm jim handly. >> i'm angie goss in for wendy rieger. >> so close and yet so far. right now the country remains without a deal on the fiscal cliff. although the senate's solution passed by an overwhelming majority this morning, the process has come to a screeching halt on the house side. the number two republican in the house, virginia congressman eric cantor, says he cannot support the bill as it stands now. many republicans say that they are upset the bill doesn't do much to cut federal spending. democrats are demanding the vote but house speaker john boehner has not agreed to let members vote or amend the bill. >> that's fair enough. some have principled opposition. you also have to be pic
court clerk already has four ceremonies lined up and couples are thrilled for the opportunity. >> jim and i met in 1977. at that time i really didn't believe that gay people would ever see the day that they could marry. >> maryland is the ninth state to legalize same-sex marriages along with the district of columbia. >>> jackpot. a maryland man visiting atlantic city won nearly $4 million on a progressive slot machine. the man does not want his name released. we're told he was playing at the bore gad a hotel casino and spa last sunday night when he hit it big there. the $3,843,951 jackpot is one of the largest jackpots in the history there. that's on the boardwalk up there i think. >> not an -- on slots. not blackjack. that is a paysimazinamazing. >>> still to come, how one man's fly by of his own homelanded a would-be criminal in jail. >>> cold temperatures were not enough to keep these people out of the river. >> it definitely feels like january out there. as you step out the door, how long are we stuck in this (woman) 3 days of walking to give break cancer survivor a lifetime-- tha
-- on a no tax increase on anybody. >> that's right, which is why boehner pulled the plug, jim, you'll recall, on that vote, which was supposed to be a show vote to put the pressure on the president to draw the line at a million. when he realized he didn't have a majority of the republicans, he didn't go forward. what this is now is an old school where you have a bipartisan society, where boehner would be asked to permit a vote, even if he knew most republicans would vote no. it's humiliating for a speaker, especially in this milieu, in the world we live in now. it would set up boehner to maybe lose the speakership when the vote is taken in the house for that on january 3rd. it would certainly mean a fight. you would have paul ryan, cantor saying, wait a minute, this guy forced a vote we didn't want to take, but that's what the president is trying to get boehner to do. give me a few republicans, says boim bhoim, i'll deliver democrats, i'll deliver senate and sign the bill and save 97% of americans from a tax hike. boehner might not be able to do it or might refuse to do it. that's the next s
. these are the groups where the enclave right now. now, i will turn it over to jim and the rest of the traders here on the floor of the new york stock exchange for time honored tradition since the depression, and the singing of wait until the sun shines again. mr. mcguire? ♪ wait until the sun shines, as clouds go drifting by ♪ ♪ we will be happy, nelly, don't you cry ♪ ♪ ♪ sweetheart you and i ♪ wait until the sun shines, nelly, 12340e ♪ >> with breaking news from washington, john harwood. john? >> i just add conversation with an aide who confirmed there is a deal on the middle class tax cuts pks and it appears they agreed on threshold of $450,000 for families, $400,000 for individuals. that's a narrower gap at that income level tp. it is designed to catch more individuals with $400,000 incomes to catch a greater proportion of those making higher incomes. under the higher 39.6 rate. the gop aide says he expects president obama to affirm that publicly at 1:30 on additional portions. we are looking, the aide confirmed, at likely 40% rate on the estate tax retaining the $5 million thr
. with weaker than expected retail numbers we will be heading into a recession next year. shibani: jim laventhol says in many ways yes, but it won't be a disaster. welcome to the show. you heard what adam said, that the consumer which accounts for 70% of the gdp, spending, they are pulling back and pulled back this year and during holiday shopping season. how close are we to start getting into this talk of getting into recession again? >> we're pretty close by i appreciate your pudding a qualifier that we don't have to go into a panic. there are a couple reasons for that. if you look at the stock market which is mainly where people place risk bets on growing their assets it is arguably fairly priced, somewhere between 13 times and 14 times this year's earning so not like there's a wild overvaluation that needs to be corrected, nor is this like in 2000 where we had an overinvestment boom from telecom and tech spending more 2007 with the housing boom. you have none of those imbalances. the financial sector is in great shape. even though gdp of the u.s. is flashed the first half of the year which i
in jim clancy. i want to start with the government attacks today in and around damascus. what is the government's goal here? >> the government is extremely concerned. they're losing their grip on the suburbs of the capital. all of this is within ear shot of the presidential palace. but it is really -- i think it is only fair to say it to admit what is going on here. they are targeting civilians in whatever numbers they can find. the regime obviously frustrated, they have not been able to strike with any significant effect on the free syrian army, on the rebel and opposition groups and they have turned to civilians who are lining up, whether it is for bread or whether it is for fuel, some 75 people known to have been killed in this incident alone. it reflects the pattern that we're seeing here, don. a pattern of increased casualties. we were looking at a thousand casualties a month at one point. and now it is probably more than a thousand a week. we have been well over 100 for almost as long as i can remember. >> in announcing its analysis of the human toll of the war, the u.n.
on the fiscal cliff, some tea partiers seem ready to compromise on taxes. here's jim acosta. >> reporter: for the tea party, change is brewing on capitol hill. florida republican alan west who rode the tea party wave in congress two years ago only to be swept out in november has already lost its office which is being prepped by painters for its new occupant. >> they say he's an outsider, a reformer. >> reporter: another tea partier, kansas congressman tim huleskamp, was booted from his seat on the budget committee he believes to john boehner wanted to send a message, to get in line for a deal on the fiscal cliff. >> we have determine thursday is some secret scorecard. a scorecard which based on testimony votes -- >> reporter: i think there's house -- >> i think there's potentially i hope not to push a tax increase through the house, and we will see what happens. >> reporter: while the speaker denied he's bringing down the hammer, stating in a letter that "there is no scorecard," -- >> stop spending now! stop spending now! >> reporter: it's clear, tea partiers are not rallying to shut dow
into the region and i mean cold. it's going to feel like winter. accu-weather meteorologist jim dickey to tell us more, jim? >> yeah, good evening, harris, this storm incredible yelled. rapidly striking its way up the coast and brought a swath of snow. and up to 20 inches from the storm and now across the region, not much to look at, but it isn't telling the full story and the pressure off the coast, and bringing in cold air and gusty winds. when you factor in the wind, the real-feel, minus 2 in portland and temperatures will fall here, cold ones, especially in new england and fall to 5 in burlington, down to a cold 9 in portland. like you said, winter is here to stay and of course, we're already looking for our next snowstorm here and new year's eve watching a large system drift out of the four corners out of the southern tier of the rockies, bringing soaking rain across the lower mississippi valley and a swath of snow from the central and southern plains into the ohio valley and not the snow maker we just saw or the predecessor of that storm either. still, decent snow in some spots and especial
as these four republicans, senators lee, paul, rubio, and shelby. not a boating were senators jim demint, the republican of south carolina. he is retiring. senators kirk and lautenberg as well. here was the reaction from all four house republican leaders. it put this out in a joint statement. here is what they had to say -- the house will honor its commitment to consider the senate agreement if it is passed. decisions about whether the house will seek to a set -- to except or amend the measure will not be made and house members and the american people had been able to review the legislation. the house is expected to come in at noon today. there are some reports that a boat could happen as early as this afternoon. the house minority lindsey -- pine ridge -- house minority leader nancy pelosi tweeted a statement last night about when this bill might come to the house. she had to say, when a final agreement is reached and passed by the senate, i will present it to the house democratic caucus. from "the new york times," -- here is a "-- a quote -- we are getting your take on this. the senate
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